Gina Ford & Brie Hensold
Agency Landscape + Planning
Cambridge, MA
Talk Title
Game On: Designing for a Level Playing Field
Monday, April 13, 2020
6:00 pm
Aura
121 Center Street
Portland, ME 04101

Agency Landscape + Planning is a women-run business enterprise led by partners Gina Ford and Brie Hensold. Their leadership, combined with a collective team of passionate and talented landscape architects, planners and urban designers, enables the full spectrum of design services — from strategic planning to complex landscape implementation.

The Lawn on D

Gina Ford is a landscape architect, co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. Underpinning her two decades of practice are a commitment to the design and planning of public places and the perpetuation of the value of landscape architecture via thought leadership, teaching, writing and lecturing.

White River Vision Plan

Gina’s work has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects, among others.

Sarasota Bay Park

Brie Hensold is an urban planner, co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. With a passion for understanding and improving communities and places, Brie brings a systems-based approach that integrates multiple disciplines and celebrates diverse perspectives. She has extensive experience developing creative and meaningful community engagement processes for planning and design projects. Brie’s experience encompasses multiple scales, from downtown plans to citywide park systems to resilience strategies.

Bozeman Downtown Plan

Brie’s work has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects, among others. She co-teaches an executive education class in resilient cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Q&A

If you weren’t in the architecture field, what would you be doing?
Ford: Playing poker professionally
Hensold: Living in the mountains

What is your favorite album of all time?
Ford: Beyonce’s Lemonade
Hensold: Steve Winwood’s Greatest Hits

If we opened your fridge, what would we find?
Ford: Coffee creamer
Hensold: Chocolate

Using one word, how would you describe yourself?
Ford: Fun
Hensold: Thoughtful

How many times have you been to Maine?
Too many to count! We have, in our small team, a Maine native (Go Portland!), a current Maine resident (Go Kennebunk!), a Maine daughter (Go York!) and are frequent Maine tourists. #agencylplovesmaine